Novak Djokovic continued his good document at Wimbledon on Friday when he moved previous Stan Wawrinka 6-3, 6-1, 7-6 (5) to achieve the final 16 in London.
The second seed dictated play within the match. He broke his opponent’s serve as soon as within the first set and 3 times within the second, and went on to win the third set tie-break.
“I’ve to say that it’s superb what Stan is doing. Nonetheless his age, after a number of surgical procedures. We’re two outdated guys preventing with the younger weapons, I believe it’s vital to acknowledge that,” Djokovic stated in his on-court interview. “It’s superb. It’s inspiring. Like Andy Murray, he was pressured to drop within the rankings within the final couple of years and is attempting to construct his rating. We’ve had some superb battles on the largest courts within the sport. I respect Stan loads as a participant. He’s a particularly good man. So I want him all the very best for the for the remainder of the season.”
“He was two factors away from extending this match to a different day. Coming into the court docket, we knew that it was going to be actually tight to complete the match as we speak,” Novak added. “Considered one of us needed to win in straight units and it seemed very, superb for me the primary two units. Then he raised his degree, I dropped mine slightly bit. And yeah, the gang bought concerned. It was an excellent ambiance. And hopefully you guys loved it.”
Match statistics: aces (11-6), double faults (1-0), winners (38-12), unforced errors (26-19), whole factors received (96-70).
Together with his two-hour, six-minute win, Novak set a fourth-round conflict towards seventeenth seed Hubert Hurkacz of Poland (H2H document 5-0), who defeated 14th seed Lorenzo Musetti 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-4 earlier within the day.